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ISBN-10 0803626533ISBN-13 9780803626539
ISBN-10 0-8036-2205-8ISBN-13 978-0-8036-2205-0
Author(s): Marilyn Sawyer Sommers
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 1074

Everything you need to know about caring for patients-in one portable, "must-have" handbook!Here's the one-stop reference by nurses for nurses that puts concise, scientifically-sound guidance information on more than 250 diseases and disorders at your fingertips. Clear, comprehensive discussions of pathophysiology-with rationales in the test and intervention sections-help you deliver effective care with confidence. You'll also have quick access to information on Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), diagnostic and pharmacologic highlights tables, and patient teaching guidelines.Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, the 4th Edition incorporates the latest scientific advances and reflects the practice of nursing today. You'll find new chapters on celiac disease, human papillomavirus (HPV) and eczema; updated discussions of gender and life span considerations; revised information on genetics; updated DRG coverage for each disorder; and much more.